Business

Amazon is testing the patience of shareholders

Amazon remains one of the most highly valued companies in the U.S., yet the business is losing some of its sheen as profits are dragged down by investments that CEO Jeff Bezos is making in cloud computing, warehouses and gadgets. Though shareholders have been patient, they’re increasingly seeking signs that the long-term strategy will work.

New City Market vendor offers gourmet snacks

Hungry Monkey Party Bites has set up a kitchen at 106 E. Fifth St. with a goal of “transcending the bounds of the ordinary snack.” It plans to start selling its flavored popcorn, nuts, cookies and other treats at the City Market starting Saturday.

New City Market vendor offers gourmet snacks

Hungry Monkey Party Bites has set up a kitchen at 106 E. Fifth St. with a goal of “transcending the bounds of the ordinary snack.” It plans to start selling its flavored popcorn, nuts, cookies and other treats at the City Market starting Saturday.

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Make sure your college student has insurance protection

Before your student leaves the nest, find out whether your homeowner policy will cover his stuff while at school, and figure out what to do about car insurance while he’s gone. If your child is studying abroad this semester or next, don’t overlook the health insurance page in the information package.

Make sure your college student has insurance protection

Before your student leaves the nest, find out whether your homeowner policy will cover his stuff while at school, and figure out what to do about car insurance while he’s gone. If your child is studying abroad this semester or next, don’t overlook the health insurance page in the information package.

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Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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KCI overhaul base lands work from two more airlines

Base operator Aviation Technical Services said Hawaiian Airlines and Air Canada have signed on to have aircraft work done at the facility. The Kansas City operation employs more than 70 technicians and support workers. ATS has said it plans to employ 540 and use 40 contract workers at the facility in the next three to five years.

Business

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.

Workplace

Kansas City gets a big IT job training grant

The Full Employment Council said it is getting “coding bootcamp” funds to provide job training in information technology. Kansas City’s $500,000 grant, received through the Missouri Division of Workforce Development and U.S. Department of Labor, will be used to combine classroom instruction with on-the-job learning.